About this listing
A. tardis of a house with a delightful south-facing deck within walking distance of the magical Birnham Lagoon and woods. Two miles from the centre of Dingle Town, Heron's Reach lets you enjoy the amenities of the town combined with the quiet of the countryside. The front of the house has views over Mount Brandon and at the back of the house, nosy cows look over the fence.
There are four bedrooms, each offering slightly different features. There is one en-suite double room, a twin room with open fire, a queen size with washbasin and access to south facing decking. Upstairs there is a large family room. There is a large living room with a tv but our experience tells us that most of our guests like to spend the evening talking, often over a glass of wine or bowl of ice cream. For those who prefer to cook for themselves there is a well-equipt kitchen with a dishwasher. We have wifi but cannot be held responsible for any problems caused by our suppliers.
How to sum up Dingle. Most people use the word 'magic'. Within 20 minutes there is hill walking, swimming, golf, restaurants (our favourite at the moment is The Global Village), shopping, canoeing, traditional music and best of all, peace and quiet. Watch the sun rising over the lagoon listening to the cries of oyster catchers and enter another world.
The house has plenty of parking and storage space for bikes, canoe, etc. It is fully equipped and also has wifi. We accept well behaved dogs by arrangement.
Town is a 30 minute walk and 8 euro taxi ride home after an evening enjoying the pubs of Dingle. There is no public transport but hitching is easy and pretty safe.
Run by award winning writers, Louise and Chris this house has been the inspiration for many artists who want time to think and work. Writing tution, mentoring and appraisal by separate arrangement. Come with an idea, go home with a masterpiece.
Guests are welcome to use the kitchen, living room, shared bathroom. Guests should be aware that unless they have made a whole house booking, that at such a popular house there may be others at the property. If you want something self-contained please see our one bedroom property, The Nest on Airbnb.
Interaction with Guests
We move between England and Ireland and if we are away guests are looked after by our house keeper, Linda. We are writers and may have projects to complete during your stay, we are not being rude if we chose to stay in our room, just getting on with work even though we woud prefer to be doing something else.
Other Things to Note
We are unable to cater for special diets. If there is something you especially need for your breakfast please bring it with you.
We know you will enjoy sharing our house and expect you to behave as you would guests in your own home. There will be late nights, that's what music in Dingle is about but we would ask you to come in quietly and not disturb other people.
Kitchen hygine is important and we expect you to clear up after your cooking. It's not too hard - there's a dishwasher!
Heron's Reach was very clean and comfortable, quiet and within easy reach of Dingle town and Ventry beach. The stairs to the attic room is very steep so probably not so suitable for older or less physically able guests.
We loved staying at Louise's house in the Kingdom! The location is great. The house is very cosy and very clean. The beds are very comfortable with fresh bedlinen. There is plenty of room in the house. Our two children loved being there and enjoyed reading the great books from Louise's collection. Bhí ár saoire sa tigh seo go hálainn. Go raibh maith agat! Eibhlís & Liam
very nice cosy house, kids loved the bedroom upstairs. living room very tranquille, nice kitchen. Dingle is just beside, 10 mins drive and the countryside around is great.
Great location for traveling around the ring of Kerry and want to stop mid way round. The house is just above the road and has breath taking views. The house is modern and great sized rooms. On our trip I was with my wife and little dog Pedro, Clare was very accommodating for us and great communication before we arrived. The night we stayed the weather wasn't great so we chilled out in the living room and watched a movie with Clare and Desi, great hosts
Louise's house is spacious and ideal for large groups with nice vista's of the countryside. Its a really nice house to chill out in. Lots of beds. Kitchen is well equipped. Louise was friendly to deal with over the phone. All-in-all a lovely long weekend stay.
Louise and Chris were wonderful hosts. They made us feel very
welcome from the moment that we arrived.
The location was perfect for access to Dingle, Ventry, Slea Head, Blasket Island tours and other exploring of the Dingle Peninsula. Those who wish to walk or cycle are perfectly located too.
The house was comfortable and warm. We enjoyed our stay very much.
We had an amazing holiday in Louise's home. It is beautiful and she was such a thoughtful host. She had even made a cake and put fresh flowers in our room. The house has loads of character and is a lovely place to stay whatever the weather. It is the ideal location for visiting the pubs, shops and restaurants in town or for seeing all the attractions of Sleigh Head, hiking, kayaking etc....I would definitely recommend Louise's properties to anyone!
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About the Host, Louise
I live in England but spend every spare moment in our house in Dingle. We run Writer's Retreats at the house and now want to open it up to other people so they can discover the hidden Dingle we have explored over the past 13 years.
We have a dog, Zip and a 3 legged cat Mimi. Zip loves being taken for walks by guests. I'm a keen walker. My husband Chris, has Parkinson's and has to take things more easily but loves sharing stories with guests. We are both writers and you will often find us working away on our latest projects.
My favourite thing to do in Dingle is fish, and then share what I have caught with other people. I love cooking and there is always a home made cake on the go.